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Title: Towards a holographic Bose-Hubbard model
Authors: Fujita, Mitsutoshi
Harrison, Sarah M.
Karch, Andreas
Meyer, René
Paquette, Natalie M.
Author's alias: 藤田, 充俊
Keywords: Gauge-gravity correspondence
Holography and condensed matter physics (AdS/CMT)
Issue Date: Apr-2015
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Journal title: Journal of High Energy Physics
Volume: 2015
Thesis number: 068
Abstract: We present a holographic construction of the large-N Bose-Hubbard model. The model is based on Maxwell fields coupled to charged scalar fields on the AdS<inf>2</inf> hard wall. We realize the lobe-shaped phase structure of the Bose-Hubbard model and find that the model admits Mott insulator ground states in the limit of large Coulomb repulsion. In the Mott insulator phases, the bosons are localized on each site. At zero hopping we find that the transitions between Mott insulating phases with different fillings correspond to first order level-crossing phase transitions. At finite hopping we find a holographic phase transition between the Mott phase and a non-homogeneous phase. We then analyze the perturbations of fields around both the Mott insulator phase and inhomogeneous phase. We find almost zero modes in the non-homogeneous phase.
Rights: © 2015, The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits any use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and source are credited.
JHEP is an open-access journal funded by SCOAP3 and licensed under CC BY 4.0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/210395
DOI(Published Version): 10.1007/JHEP04(2015)068
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